Alleged Drug Dealers Brought Child, Dog, Drugs to Brick Township Walmart Deal

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BRICK, NJ – Two from Toms River have been charged for possession of crystal meth and cocaine during a routine traffic stop in July in Brick. Brick police officers arrested Austin Keiser and Kathleen Lastra, both of Toms River for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

This week, in an unrelated incident, Brick officers continued their anti-drug enforcement operations on Monday when detectives noticed four adults, a child, and a dog all seated within three seats of a small sedan that committed several traffic violations in the area of the Walmart parking lot.

An investigation led to the discovery of crystal methamphetamine, prescription pills, heroin, paraphernalia, and drug packaging materials.

“The driver, Chastity Torro (47 years old from Neptune City) was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of children and several motor vehicle summonses. She was lodged in Ocean County Jail,” Brick Police said today in a prepared statement. “The child was turned over to a family friend.”

Police reported that a passenger, Noah Mangan was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, prescription legend pills, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

“Mangan provided a false name to officers during the investigation and was charged with hindering his own apprehension for the three outstanding warrants for his arrest. Mangan was lodged in Ocean County Jail,” police said.

Another passenger, James Sanderson was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills and paraphernalia. He was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

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A third adult passenger, Ashley Johnston was charged with possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, possession of crystal methamphetamine, heroin, prescription legend pills and drug paraphernalia. During the investigation Johnston confirmed the false name provided by Mangan, which led to the additional charge of hindering apprehension of another.

Johnston was released on a summons.

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